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BE IT REMEMBERED that a regular meeting of the White County Council was held at the White County Building at Monticello at 9:00 A.M. on September 15, 2003 for the purpose of discussing the additional appropriations and other business that might come before the membership.

Council President, James Mann, called the Council meeting to order in joint session with the Commissioners. The following members were present:

James H. Mann Richard G. Horton Arthur A. Anderson

Harry W. Voorhis Dennis E. Carter Faye L. Lowring

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, White County Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of August, 2003. He said they set an all time record for revenue for a three month period. They purchased $500,000.00 worth of capital purchases this year and are still showing a profit. Things are going fine financially.

Paul said that today at 1:30 P.M. they will be having a in-house exercise disaster drill.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Building Inspector Dave Anderson said there were seventy-nine permits issued last month; seven of these were for new homes which brings new housing starts to sixty-five for the year.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report. She said she has not received a estimate for the roof problem. Commissioner Schmierer thought that Dave Anderson was to take care of this and told her to contact him about it.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer John Raines presented his report of complaints and violations for the month of August, 2003. He said the new cell at the landfill should be “ready to go” by the end of this week.

911

Terry Conwell was introduced as the new director of 911.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelley presented a monthly update. She said that Vanguard should be starting their hiring process very soon.

Cinda would like the county’s approval to work on obtaining a $500,000.00 Community Economic Development Training Grant from the Indiana Department of Commerce for training White County residents. This could be used to assist Vanguard in training their new workers.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to apply for the $500,000.00 Community Economic Development Grant for training employees.

Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

MONTICELLO FIRE DEPT. AMBULANCE

Monticello Fire Department Chief DeWitt Robinson presented a contract for emergency ambulance service for 2004 through 2006.

Because the cost to the county will be so much more, Councilman Anderson wondered why they did not come before the Council at budget time to discuss this. He said they had been told the last three years to do this. The budget for the year 2004 has already been set.

Commissioner Schmierer said that at the last strategic plan meeting he thought it was said that there would be another meeting to discuss the ambulance situation before a contract was signed. He suggested the Commissioners take this contract under advisement.

Commissioner Heimlich suggested having a meeting with all interested parties before this contract is acted upon. White County Hospital CEO Paul Cardwell will set the meeting date.

AT THIS TIME THE COUNCIL ADJOURNED TO THEIR OWN MEETING ROOM.

MINUTES

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the minutes of August 18, 2003 and the minutes of September 5, 2003. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

Highway Dept. $20,000.00 004-02-02-33 004-04-03-61

Bituminous Road Equip. Repair

$20,000.00 004-02-02-33 004-04-02-21

Bituminous Gas & Oil

Health Dept. 200.00 002-01-03-15 002-01-02-04

Micro-film Supplies for Sanitarian

50.00 002-01-03-08 002-01-02-04

Media Supplies Supplies for Sanitarian

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve all of the above transfers. Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

INVENTORY TAX

White County Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelley asked the Council to vote to eliminate the inventory tax. This tax will be phased out in 2006 payable in 2007, however, the County has the option to eliminate the tax entirely if done before March 30, 2004.

Councilman Anderson made a motion to eliminate the inventory tax for the year 2004 payable 2005. The motion died for lack of a second.

MONTICELLO SPRING CORP. – ABATEMENT

White County Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelley presented Peter Gray and Eric Wertz from Monticello Spring Corporation to the Council. They have requested their real estate be designated a Economic Revitalization Area in order to obtain a tax abatement on new equipment they are planning to purchase.

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve Primary Resolution No. 03-09-15-11 designating certain real estate owned by Monticello Spring Corporation to be a Economic Revitalization Area.

Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

The Auditor will prepare a Confirming Resolution and advertise same to be voted on at the October 20th meeting.

2004 BUDGET AND SALARY ORDINANCE

Councilwoman Lowring made a motion to approve the 2004 Budget and Salary Ordinance as presented and read for the second time. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

SHERIFF DEPT -ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION

White County Sheriff John Roberts asked the Council to approve additional appropriations of $35,000.00 for Garage and Motors, $5,000.00 for Equipment Maintenance, $24,000.00 for a Physician and $15,000.00 for Utilities.

Councilman Horton made a motion to advertise for the above additional appropriations to be voted on at the October 20th Council meeting. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

MONTICELLO-UNION TWP. LIBRARY BOARD

Brad Oliver and Gerald Kolter representing the Monticello-Union Township Library Board were present to discuss the appointment the Council needs to make to the Library Board. The previous Council appointee recently resigned.

Mr. Oliver said he would like to put the word out through the library newsletter for applicants interested in the position to send a resume to the White County Auditor’s office.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no more business to come before the Council, Councilman Anderson made a motion to adjourn. Councilwoman Lowring seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

JAMES H. MANN, PRESIDENT RICHARD G. HORTON ARTHUR A. ANDERSON

(ABSENT)

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

HARRY W. VOORHIS DENNIS E. CARTER LINDA K. MAUDLIN

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

FAYE L. LOWRING MARY JO POOL, AUDITOR